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17 Jan 2017

London Fashion Week Men

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Check out the reports from my favourite AW17 London Fashion Week Mens shows for @55Factory here:

With photographs by Christopher George.

 

 

 

24 Dec 2016

Art and Fashion in The Hague

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Read my feature on the fabulous art and fashion exhibition celebrating the 88 year old Hubert De Givenchy and the infamous relationship he had with Audrey Hepburn. 

Out now in Candid Magazine

Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey With Love

26 Oct 2016

The New Garconne for modern girls who like to dress like boys!

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A must read book for 21st century tomboys…

Meaning: A young woman of the 1920s who rebelled against conventional ideas of ladylike behaviour and dress. Otherwise interpreted as girls with attitude and a great sense of personal style.

Thankfully, this type of woman is still around today, and if you’re a slouchy trousers, white shirt and brogues kind of girl, this book will resonate with you.

See my full review for 55Factory here: 55factory.net

24 Sep 2016

LFW is over for another season

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Fashion never sleeps in London Town.

The Fashion Fabulous Fashion Crew have left the building and are heading to Milan (or perhaps having a mini break, and recuperating for Paris).

Whichever way, they should all give themselves a pat on the back and a well-deserved glass of something they fancy, as this season’s fashion week was truly spectacular!

Having to miss the Friday shows due to my best friend’s wedding, I joined the party late, but still managed to see some exceptional shows.

The trends I picked up on are:

TASTE OF THE ORIENT

Ashish with their array of sequins, layered skirts over trousers, wide legs and golden jewellery, complemented Sophia Webster‘s caged birds (aka models) wearing peacock print and feathers.

WHIMSICAL

Bora Aksu does dresses well, and this season is no exception. Pastels, ruffles and plenty of chiffon mean that there will always be something to impress your boyfriend’s mum, along with pretty dress newcomers, Natasha Zinko and fashionista faves, Preen.

PUNCHY PINK

Preferably a one-piece for full effect! Coming in all tones from pastel to poppy to neon- check the shy n retiring Molly Goddard see through shapes. Preen went all pretty and Peter Jensen went loud! Newcomer Jaewoo Lee was also in on the act with an 80s inspired box jacket. Christopher Kane did some dusty pink pieces too, but jazzed them up with black lace and Crocs (yup you heard right!!!)

RUFFLES’N’RA RA

Whatever you think when you imagine a ruffle, it will be available in some form, somewhere in SS17. The Shrimps and Burberry showed sophisticated ruffle neck blouses, and Henry Holland and Emilio De La Moreno went mad for the ra ra skirt.

SPORTSLUXE 

Getting ready for work and getting kitted out for the gym are becoming more and more blurred in fashion land. SS17 saw a plethora of designers tapping into sports fabrics, bodycon shapes and easy to wear styles. Some of my faves are PA5H, which took inspiration for it’s skin tight dresses from the Formula 1 racetrack. Edeline Lee‘s presentation included sweat tops, stripes and sandals, whilst Clio Peppiatt also referenced the race track in a fun collection mixing lycra body stockings with leather, denim and lace.

It might look like the summer is all pretty in pink, but trust me, there is something for all tastes.

 

05 Sep 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BKYLN BOBBLE HATS

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September is one of my favourite months

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I know the nights are getting darker and there are no more bank holidays to look forward to until the dreaded ‘C’ time (!!!) but I still love that new shoes, back to school feeling. So as well as my hit list of winter boots, I have started early by stocking up on my first winter bonnet.

I wear a lot of grey, so the super soft merino wool bobble hat from Bklyn was right up my alley. Versatile enough to wear with many of my coats, it’s not too in yer face to need a special jacket of it’s own! You could almost say, this hat is so cool, it doesn’t need to draw attention to itself with a posse of fancy admirers. The confidence comes from its simplicity and very fluffy racoon bobble tail.

Yup, we are talking luxury market here, so the tail is real. And very soft. In fact the whole hat feels like you are wearing a halo. Not that I have ever had that experience! (Aherm) but I digress. If you want to feel like a princess, treat yourself or treat a friend, and prepare to be toasty, and talked about. When mine arrived in it’s perfectly packaged cardboard case, it was one of the hottest days of the summer, but I think it works with a bikini too….

Check out the full range, and choose your own colours here

15 Jul 2016

OFF DUTY MODEL LOOKS- SUKISHUFU STYLE

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SukiShufu is getting ready for AW

I have been working with luxury sportswear brand SukiShufu for four seasons on her lookbooks and campaign shoots, and this season was very exciting as her collection took inspiration from the 80s, and Prince..and just so happens to be one of my favourite decades (can’t be biased, I actually love the seventies, and sixties.. and come to mention it, fifties too!!)

Luckily we understand eachother really well, and her vision was complemented by some Vivienne Westwood style tap shoes, graphic jewellery a fedora and legwarmers. Here is a sneaky peek of the result..

The campaign, shot by my partner in crime Christopher Sims will be out very soon.

For more on Suki, check out her site.

23 Jun 2016

London Collections Men for Unmissable

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With the menswear shows just closing up in Milan, check out my top tips for next spring summer from London Collections Men for Unmissable here:

LONDON STYLE – London Collections Men

 

 

21 Jun 2016

SIMON CARTER MAKES GOOD CUFFLINKS

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Menswear trends for Spring Summer 17

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I always enjoy going to the Simon Carter presentation at London Collections Men.

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A- because he always makes a refreshing take on the stuffy suit

B- his prints are really rather snazzy

C- he has the best taste in models

simon_Carter1Check out my review I did for @55Factory here:

www.55factory.net/55platforms

And see the current range here:

www.simoncarter.net

19 Jun 2016

FARFETCH IS EVERYTHING I NEED FOR MY SUMMER WISHLIST

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FASHION PACKING FOR SUMMER TRIPS

I’m sorry to have to remind you that summer is nearly on it’s way out what with Midsummer’s Day in the middle of next week- and it doesn’t even feel like it’s started yet!

But this is where my smug face comes on, as my summer is actually just beginning with three trips (and time for more) on the horizon!

I have been lucky enough to be asked to attend a charity cycle ride in Lake Garda next weekend.. It’s not a long weekend of cycling for me (thank goodness!) but I will be taking part, along with soaking up the scenery and sampling the delicious Italian food, all to raise awareness for #WorldAwarenessDay

I’m very much looking forward to the downtime at the 4* Parc Hotel Paradiso resort too- so these looks that are inspired by the Farfetch Content Pack, would be perfect:

These cut off jeans shorts by Alexander Wang, are a summer essential, matched with a white Alexander McQueen off the shoulder top. I would match with the unusual Golden Goose white trainers for a more sophisticated version of the Sam Smith!

For lounging by the pool, I am obsessed by this Missoni bandeau bikini- no tan lines for me! And in keeping with this summer’s colour- I love the burnt orange maxi dress by Maria Lucia Hohan which is full of le dolce vita, and will look amazing for evening cocktails. The icing on the cake will be these Mykita shades. Big enough to make a statement, but cool enough to go with everything!

I’ve also got a weekend coming up to St Moritz.. A very different kind of break, so I need something sophisticated, versatile and easy to pop into my hand luggage as I will be chauffeured around in an convertible car! Black is the perfect choice and I will be able to add some statement shoes, hence me lusting after these:

For the icing on the cake, I will be off to Budapest for a music festival in August. With Rihanna topping the bill at the Sziget, I need to look HoT HoT HoT!

Festivals are known to be muddy, but I am hoping that Hungary will behave itself, however practical packing will be key. I love the boho vibe of the Chloe dress, and the simplicity of the black (natch!) T by Alexander Wang. Both will go with the uber cool military D Squared boots, and I will colour clash with the Versace jacket. When night falls I will wrap up in some trusty AG jeans and love this asymmetric white top. And keeping the traditional festival vibe I will have the snakeskin bikini and leopard Car shoes ready to pounce!

Shop the looks here:

www.farfetch.com

13 Jun 2016

HAPPY JEANS ARE HERE!

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I love wearing a smile on my sleeve..or knee

HOW much fun are these ‪#‎happyknees‬ jeans?? Check out ‪#‎8dix‬ and don’t worry be happy!

Read more here:

http://www.55factory.net/55platforms/happy-knees-make-for-a-happy-head